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My life with lambs

Last night, lambing season officially came to a close with a happy ending–an easy birth (albeit late!) and a single buck lamb.

I typically begin lambing in March so that the lambs are born when it’s time to begin grazing our spring pastures. 297 more words


Super Sunday

What’s more nerve racking? Listening to an England test match on the radio when the team need to get 5 wickets in 40 overs against a very capable Kiwi batting outfit, or waiting for your flock to finish lambing …. 900 more words


Lamb update

We’re nothing if not consistent!?  Every year, we breed our ewes to a natural color (non-white) ram.  First two years, every lamb was white, even for our natural colored ewe.   102 more words


Have wheel, will travel...

It’s been a busy spring so far—full of workshops, writing, and woolly beasts. Here are a few highlights:

I had such a wonderful time teaching with… 235 more words

Around The Farm

Friday is my morning to sleep in, since I have an appointment from midnight to two ack emma the night before, but last Friday I was up by five fifteen, not because I wanted to be, but because I could hear a ewe somewhere on the hill saying something about discomfort and unease.  268 more words


Lamb Jail

Obviously every smallholding has to have a lamb jail for naughty lambs.

Here is one of the ewes visiting her delinquent offspring.

Of course we don’t really have a lamb prison – they are all too cute and gorgeous and never really naughty.  173 more words